After much speculation and no small amount of teaser-tweeting the part of a certain pop star, Vogue finally released its biggest cover of the year, and yes, its star is Lady Gaga.
There had been rumors that Gaga would grace the cover of the fashion tome’s September issue this year — which is reportedly the biggest in the magazine’s history — and the result does not disappoint. Gaga wears an avant-garde dress from Marc Jacobs’ Fall collection on the cover, in a dramatic full-length pose that differs from the smiley, three-quarter-length shots that magazines are wont to use for their big celebrity covers. The final look was Mert & Marcus and styled by Grace Coddington.
In the accompanying article — which is excerpted on Vogue.com — Gaga gives some new details on her “Born This Way Ball” tour (there will apparently be an epic “fortress” in lieu of video screens), as well as her much-discussed Coty perfume, Fame, which is black in the bottle, but sprays on clear:
“The fragrance is called Fame. It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.”
All in all, we’d wager that Gaga’s host of little monster fans will be pretty thrilled with her cover, though of course the entire experience wouldn’t be complete without a shot of the star wearing one of the crazy furry hats that Stephen Jones created for Marc Jacobs’ Fall runway show — and, of course, Vogue obliges.